See Which Players Will Walk Across the Stage in Chicago
Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Media AnalystKevin Dodd, DE, ClemsonThe Jets need to upgrade the edge rush and Dodd's best football is ahead of him.
Dane Brugler, NFL Draft Guide Author
Paxton Lynch, QB, MemphisIf Lynch is still available at this point in the first round, pick No. 20 could be the sweet spot for a trade... unless the Jets, who brought the Memphis quarterback in for a visit, see the future of the franchise with Lynch.
Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
Versatile player (tackle/guard) who would fit at four of the five line positions. NFL teams love his personality, after he walked on at Michigan State and worked his way up to a top-three ranking among 47 offensive linemen in terms of athleticism at the combine. I toyed with putting Connor Cook here, but I think the Jets still think Ryan Fitzpatrick's their quarterback for at least one more year, and they have bigger needs to fill, including the void left by the retirement of D'Brickashaw Ferguson.
CBSSports.comJason LaCanfora, NFL Insider
Josh Doctson, WR, TCU
NFL Scout: "I think he's the first WR taken." LaCanfora: I can't help but think this is where Paxton Lynch goes.
William Jackson III, CB, Houston
Jets head coach Todd Bowles' formula as defensive coordinator for Arizona was playing man-to-man coverage and bringing pressure by taking a lot of chances with blitz-heavy packages. That's why Jackson seems to be the right fit at this spot – he has great physical skills, great height for the position and excellent deep speed, having run a 4.37-second 40-yard dash time. He still has a lot to learn – don't be surprised if double moves give him problems in the NFL — but his size should help against bigger receivers and he has the tools to develop into a good NFL corner. The Jets could use some help at the position.
Pete Schrager, Senior National Writer
Jarran Reed, DT, Alabama
Started just about every game the past two years as a 3-4 DE for Alabama. Reed can plug the run, but also get to the quarterback. He can bench press 500 pounds and was the alpha dog on an alpha dog defense. "Snacks" Harrison is with the other team in East Rutherford and Muhammad Wilkerson's days in green could be numbered. The Jets reload on the D-line
Jets Final 5 Selections: Shon Coleman, T Auburn (Round 2, No. 51), Kyle Fackrell, LB, Utah (Round 3, No. 83), Deandre Houston-Carson, S/CB, William & Mary (Round 4, No. 118), Darius Jackson, RB, Eastern Washington (Round 7, No. 235), Rashard Robinson, CB, LSU (Round 7, No. 241)
Pete Prisco, Senior NFL Columnist
Noah Spence, DE-OLB, Eastern Kentucky
This kid has some off-field issues that will scare teams away. But he has pass-rush ability and the Jets lack it in the worst way. Take a chance.
Charles Davis, NFL Media Analyst
Paxton Lynch, QB, Memphis
If the Jets feel that they won't reach a deal with Ryan Fitzpatrick, it might be irresistible to pass on this big-armed prospect who has surprisingly good mobility for his nearly 6-foot-7 frame.
Marvel Heroes & Villains (NFL.com)Black WidowThe Jets have pressing needs at quarterback and the offensive line, but the need for a pass rusher is vital. And you're not going to get a better specimen built for getting to the quarterback than Natasha Romanova. Trained by the Russians, she's got a dossier that would make coaches and coordinators blush over. Her ability to heal and her amazing agility will give the Jets one of the most imposing defenses in the league.